Shumka means "whirlwind," a powerful display of artistry, energy and passion!
The Ukrainian Shumka Dancers, Canada's only professional Ukrainian dance company, presents full-length, dance-theatre touring productions, as well as intimate concert repertoire across the country and around the world.
Sixty years of performance history has shaped Shumka's signature music and dance style. While maintaining deep respect for heritage, Shumka continually challenges conventional boundaries in order to define the experience of Ukrainian dance in the context of today's society.
Seen by millions on international television broadcasts, Shumka has presented command performances for Queens, Prime Ministers and Presidents. Along with Alberta Ballet and Edmonton Opera, Shumka is honoured to be a resident company of the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in its home town of Edmonton.
Shumka - as an organization - inspires young dancers and artists who have continued to culturally and artistically stand the test of time. They use dance to bring meaning and beauty to the lives of those who are fortunate enough to experience their performances. They define what the acts are all about. - Dame Julie Andrews
"Shumka is Canada's National Treasure!" - The Globe and Mail